The Transportation Security Administration confiscated parts of a "military rocket propelled grenade launcher" Monday at a Pennsylvania airport.
The disassembled parts of the launcher were found in a man's bag at Lehigh Valley International Airport, the TSA said in a press release.
Public Affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein shared a photo of the assembled weapon, noting that it was not functional.
"When assembled, the launcher was determined to be non-functioning and the grenade an inert replica," Farbstein said. "(Thank goodness!)"
.@TSA officers detected the unassembled parts of a military rocket propelled grenade launcher in a man's checked bag at @FLYLVIA yesterday. When assembled, the launcher was determined to be non-functioning and the grenade an inert replica. (Thank goodness!) pic.twitter.com/hrBt5ECdpJ— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) March 5, 2019
The press release said that the man, from St. Augustine, Florida, was detained by police for questioning.
The man told authorities he thought he was allowed to bring the military grade rocket propelled grenade launcher and replica grenade onto the flight in his checked bag.
The items were confiscated and the man was allowed to completed his flight to Orlando.